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Weekend Military Convoys to Travel Big Island Highways

August 21, 2014, 8:29 PM HST
* Updated August 21, 9:11 PM
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Big Island residents traveling West Hawaii roadways will be getting some camouflaged company over the weekend.

The United States Army Garrison-Hawai`i announced today that Oahu-based Marines will convoy from Kawaihae Harbor to Pohakuloa Training Area between August 23 and 25, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The military convoys will be using Akoni Pule Corridor, Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Waikoloa Road, Mamalahoa Highway, and the Daniel K. Inouye Highway.  Military police escorts will be present during the convoys.

Officials are advising the public to exercise caution while driving, and to be alert.

The PTA Department of Army Police is working with local government agencies to coordinate the convoys in support of unit training and readiness.

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Residents and visitors with questions can contact the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs Office at (808)-656-3154 or (808)-656-3160.

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